Locals uncover illegal logging operation deep in the jungle of central Vietnam

By Hoang Tao   July 13, 2017 | 12:54 am PT
Authorities in Quang Tri Province claim they had no knowledge of what was going on.

This is what locals in Huong Hoa District found recently in a forest lying an hour's drive from National Highway 9.


Most of the trees are mature.


Some of them have a diameter of nearly one meter.


They are being cut down for timber before being moved out of the forest.


According to locals, to process a tree at this size, people would have to camp in the forest.


If it wasn't for the locals, this timber would have been smuggled out of the forest unnoticed by authorities


Representatives from Quang Tri's ranger department told local media on Wednesday that they had not received any reports of the situation.

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